Friday, July 29, 2016

Cardboard Art Festival, in SoDo through Sunday, is upcycling at its very best

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Just down from Pulse on Orange Avenue, get to SoDo if you want to unpack your weekend at a fascinating popup art gallery in two empty storefronts. For the fourth year, Denna Fillmen and Mark Baratelli have juried a group of artists who make stuff out of cardboard. Showing work...

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OG rap freak Kool Keith makes it up to Orlando (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  Kool Keith was originally scheduled to take the stage here earlier this month but some flight issues forced an 11th-hour cancellation. We probably shouldn’t have expected anything regarding perhaps the oddest ball from the golden age of hip-hop to go normally anyway. Well, he made it here...

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Kadence, new restaurant by Kappo founders, to open in Audubon Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:03 AM

We first told you about "Project X" — the new restaurant planned by Kappo founders Lordfer Lalicon, Mark Berdin and Jennifer Banagale — back in January; then in June we told you the restaurant would house two different concepts and be situated in Audubon Park. Now we can tell you that the restaurant will be...

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Governor Scott says Florida likely has first Zika case in U.S. from local mosquito bite

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:22 AM

The Florida Department of Health has concluded a "high likelihood" exists that four cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties were transmitted by local mosquitoes.  The cases would be the first local transmissions in the continental U.S., according to CNN. In a press release, Gov. Rick Scott says...

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Orlando Police release 'Running Man Challenge' video with special dedication

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Orlando Police released a "Running Man Challenge" video that the department created two months ago but withheld because of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse on June 12 that left 49 people dead. "That video was set to be released on Monday, June 13," OPD says in...

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Orange County Library System's end-of-summer events for foodies

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM

If you weren't aware already, the Orange County Library System of locations has a pretty awesome culinary program going on, and the run-up to the end of summer is looking pretty tasty. If you want to attend any of these events, you'll need to register at ocls.info, or call 407-835-7323. ...

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National Dance Day offers you a free chance to brush up on your moves at Seneff Arts Plaza

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:09 AM

National Dance Day Orlando is coming at a pretty much perfect time. In a summer full of sadness, there’s really no better panacea than to keep dancing. The annual event offers a full day of free dance classes taught by legit dancers. One of those legit dancers is Cyrus...

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Clinton strives for unity as Democratic convention ends

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:31 AM

After two fractious weeks in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the final night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday strove for unity that has eluded both parties, calling on preachers, immigrants and others to vouch for Hillary Clinton and to level withering criticism at Donald Trump. It was a calculated attempt...

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Whiskey Business brings the best in bourbon, scotch and more to Cheyenne Saloon

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:06 AM

“Ain’t no party like an Orlando Weekly party, ’cause an Orlando Weekly party don’t stop,” is a rumor around town, but we’ve heard it pans out. Check it out for yourself this Friday at Whiskey Business, where you’ll be able to sample the best whiskeys, scotches, bourbons and ryes in...

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Pints for Pulse brings together a ridiculous lineup of beer and breweries to raise money for a good cause

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:13 AM

While all of the various events raising money for the Pulse victims and their families are worth looking into, here’s an event that we’d be interested in even if it weren’t a benefit. Festival Park gets taken over by more than 80 breweries distributing unlim- ited samples to festivalgoers...

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